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Irish Mirror
Sandra Mallon

Ray D'Arcy says RTE payments scandal is a 'terrible mess' as he confirms pay cut

RTE star Ray D'Arcy has broken his silence over RTE paying his colleague Ryan Tubridy €345,000 more than was previously declared - saying "it's a terrible mess".

The radio and TV host joined a host of other RTE stars in revealing his salary, saying he agreed to take a 15 per cent pay cut in 2019 when he was asked to.

D'Arcy, who was paid €450,000 back in 2019, then earned fees of €305,000 in 2020 and 2021, and now earns €250,000 per year.

READ MORE: Ray D'Arcy cut back on work when he saw how it was affecting his son Tom

He said: "This is a terrible mess. On a human level I feel for the people involved but also share the feelings of anger and disappointment of many people around the country and in RTE.

"For the record, I haven’t got an agent.

"All of my salary figures to date have been reported correctly.

"When asked, I agreed to take a more than 15 per cent cut in 2019.

"My current salary is €250,000."

Meanwhile, RTE is to publish "as much as possible" of an external review into undisclosed payments made to Tubridy over the past three years on Tuesday. Follow live updates here.

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